In 2019, it seems like the viral social media trends are moving faster than ever. Like, I barely even remember that Area 51 exists anymore, and I literally wrote an article about it two days ago. This makes me feel old, but not nearly as old as the FaceApp old filter makes me look. If you’ve been on Instagram or Twitter in the last week, you’ve probably seen lots of your friends making themselves look like senior citizens, and it’s weirdly satisfying.
FaceApp has been around for a couple years, but for whatever reason, the app’s filter that makes you look like an old person has recently gone extremely viral. Lots of our favorite celebrities have posted photos of themselves looking old, which is kind of hilarious because none of these people are going to age naturally. Unsurprisingly, not too many famous women have posted photos of themselves with the FaceApp old filter, because God forbid a woman in Hollywood post a wrinkly photo and someone thinks it’s real. Most of these people don’t age at all, but it’s fun to pretend. Here are some of the best celeb FaceApp photos that I can’t stop thinking about.
The Jonas Brothers
When you take a trip to the Year 3000. pic.twitter.com/O9Dxpwj6ex
— Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) July 16, 2019
I mean, this is a masterpiece. This is definitely one of the most realistic FaceApp images I’ve seen, and the sweaters just make it more believable that all of these men are grandpas. Nick could definitely still get it, but I’m undecided about Joe. He looks like he’s been through some sh*t, but then again, I usually love a man with baggage. Kevin definitely can’t get it even without the old filter, sorry not sorry.
Sam Smith fully just looks like gay Santa, and I can’t handle it. The white beard is really sending me over the edge, and the giant sparkly heart earring is such a jarring contrast. I love Sam Smith, but this picture is definitely cursed.
Tyrese & Ludacris
This is a contender for the best use of FaceApp for sure. I’m positive that neither of these men would look this old even if they were 100, but it’s fun to pretend. Also, the caption is f*cking hilarious, so I really feel like we don’t talk about Ludacris enough. I’m not a huge Fast & Furious fan, but I would watch a version with these old dudes.
Who are we kidding, I’m white.
We age like milk, this is me at 50.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 13, 2019
Iggy Azalea wins the award for best response to a FaceApp, hands down. We love a celeb who isn’t afraid to drag herself, and Iggy quickly clarified that she’s not going to look this good when she’s 80. Even if you don’t love her, at least she’s being realistic.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X looks like a grandpa who just woke up and is angry about some noise happening outside his window. With all his “Old Town Road” money, Lil Nas will definitely not have to age like this if he doesn’t want to. Botox works wonders!
Old faced Kevin Hart just jumped through my computer screen and yelled at me to get off his lawn. Honestly, Kevin Hart kind of scares me at his actual age, so this photo isn’t doing good things for my anxiety. Thank u, next.
Joanna Gaines is one of the few female celebs to embrace the old app trend, and she actually posted a few photos with the filter on her story. She actually looks great and natural with the filter, and I feel like I have a few friends whose moms look exactly like this. There’s nothing wrong with aging!
Honestly, I’m not even convinced that Drake used the FaceApp filter, because the only real difference is that he has some grey highlights in his beard. To be fair, this is probably pretty much how he’ll age in real life, which is just unfair. He could still get it tho.
Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are v hot in real life, so it makes sense that they will also be hot grandparents. Again, Carrie Underwood will never in a million years have this many wrinkles, but even if she did, I would still be obsessed with her.
In today’s surprising news, James Marsden with the FaceApp old filter just looks like current Robert Redford, and I’m into it. James Marsden is one of my biggest celebrity crushes, and he could definitely still get it at whatever age this is supposed to be. I’ve already planned out my entire future with this man, so I should really quit while I’m behind.
I love this, because Gordon Ramsay will definitely still be yelling at people about their undercooked Beef Wellington when he’s 100 years old. Hopefully he’ll still be making new seasons of MasterChef Junior too, because what else am I supposed to watch when I’m hungover?
Who posted your favorite FaceApp old filter photo? Are you too scared to try it on yourself? LMK.
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No one wants to look old. That’s just the way it is. Every year, we spend billions of dollars on serums and SPFs and masks that are all designed to hold off the fact that we’re all getting a little bit closer to death. Sorry if that was dramatic, but it’s the truth. Whether you’re a botox aficionado or just obsessed with skincare, we all just want to age gracefully.
But somehow, there are certain celebrities who don’t age gracefully. Instead, they seem not to age at all. While I’m sure this has something to do with being able to afford the best treatments, procedures, and products on the market, there’s no substitute for good genes. I don’t know what secrets these stars have up their sleeves, but they all look freakishly good for their age (or any age).
Reese Witherspoon is 43 years old, but she still looks the exact same as she did when she played Elle Woods for the first time. That was 18 years ago, in case you don’t feel old already. This photo of Reese was taken two nights ago at the season 2 premiere of Big Little Lies, and I’m personally offended at how radiant her skin looks. She also has an amazing style that’s classy and sophisticated, but never makes her seem older than she is. I want Reese to be my mom, but she looks more like my older sister if we’re being honest.
Talking about Jennifer Lopez looking amazing is nothing new, but I’m still shocked every time I see a photo of her. Her killer body is thanks to a killer workout, but her face is just as flawless. My skin hasn’t looked that good since I was nine years old. I truly would not believe that she was 49 years old, but she’s been famous since before I was born. At this rate, she’ll probably look this good after I’m dead, too.
In the past, I’ve definitely been guilty of sleeping on Gabrielle Union, and shame on me for that. Gabrielle is hilarious, talented, and absolutely STUNNING. She posted the above photo a few days ago, while on vacation in Greece with her hubby Dwyane Wade. As evidenced in the caption, she is 46 YEARS OLD. Is she a witch? Did she make a deal with the devil? There is simply no other explanation. Gab just had her first child (god bless shady baby) last fall, but she’s still going to be the hottest mom at daycare.
how the fuck is paul rudd 50????? what kind of water is this guy drinking?????♀️ pic.twitter.com/cceituhtDN
— gabrielle (@billionstark) May 31, 2019
I wasn’t initially going to include any men on this list, but then I remembered that Paul Rudd TURNED 50 LAST MONTH. I don’t understand this, because he still looks exactly like he did in Clueless, which was basically a quarter of a century ago. It’s just not fair. On his birthday in April, everyone pointed out that this is what happens when you’re charming and unproblematic, which is true. Find me anyone who doesn’t love Paul Rudd, and I’ll tell them why they’re wrong.
As a model, it’s obviously part of the job description to be ridiculously attractive, but most models are out of the game before they turn 30. Naomi, however, just turned 49, and is still killing the game. She looked absolutely stunning at this year’s Met Gala, and she also closed Valentino’s most recent haute couture show. I would let her throw a cell phone at me literally any day of the week.
jennifer aniston is 50… IM pic.twitter.com/n4MaMsTSpM
— julia ? (@queerdeliagoode) May 30, 2019
I guess starring in one of the most successful TV shows of all time clears your skin right up. Jen turned 50 in February of this year, but her face is still frozen somewhere in the mid-90s. Minus the haircut, thankfully. Now all she needs to do is get back with Brad Pitt and it will really feel like we’ve all gone back in time.
See that woman in the photo? Yeah, she’s 60. I’m super happy for all these stars looking ageless well into their 40s, but Angela Bassett really takes it to the next level. She’s basically looked the same since the 1970s. She played a Voodoo priestess on one season of American Horror Story, so she must have put a spell on herself to never get a day older. It’s working.
Who’s your favorite ageless celebrity? Do you have any secrets to keep your skin looking fresh? What am I doing wrong? Bueller?
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